2500 sq. ft. lodge with all the comforts of home. Many albino deer to be seen.
Roger and Michelle Reuter
About Roger and Michelle Reuter
Roger has been an organic dairy farmer for the last 43 years, keeping the family farm for the 3rd generation. Michelle works at Saint Mary's University in Winona, MN. We have two grown children who both reside local and we have been recently blessed with one wonderful grandchild. We both appreciate traveling and staying at nice places without having to pay alot of money. This lodge is our way of giving that to others.
Why Roger and Michelle Reuter chose Cochrane
We originally thought of building a "small lodge" for a rental unit because of all the guests and hunters that came to enjoy this beautiful area. It turned in to be a 2500 sq. foot "house". We thought that if it didn't go over very well, we could move into this after we retire or sell it with a couple of the 800 acres of organic farmland that surrounds it. It doesn't look like we will be moving in anytime soon as it has been booked ever since we built it! We have wood from the farm on the walls and a beam in the kitchen was a tree planted by Roger's great-grandfather. We did much of the inside work ourselves, built with love - that we enjoy sharing with others. It really is a little piece of heaven. We still are amazed every time we see the albino deer, so you can imagine how our guests feel when they see them for the first time! Come RELAX and ENJOY! Within a 10-15 minute drive, you can visit a winery, go to an outdoor wood-fired pizza area, eat at a brand new Italian restaurant that overlooks an entire valley, get groceries, go golfing, go boating, go to Mississippi Thunder Speedway racing, or just sit and watch the wildlife.
What makes this House unique
Most unique about our lodge are the magical albino deer. These can be seen right from the huge trapezoid windows of the lodge or sitting on the deck. They never seize to amaze! Many guests also comment about the falling stars and the fireflies, which many people can not experience when they live in town. Each guest that stays leaves us comments that bring tears to our eyes with joy. One quote a guest left read "On our first night here, my new wife and I made our first promise to each other - aside from our wedding vows, We promised that once we pass on, since this is heaven, we will meet each other here. Until then we hope to return a few more times - perhaps with our children." Our kitchen is fully stocked, all linens are provided and there is even a washer and dryer on site if needed. The lodge is kept very clean, which guests appreciate. A foosball table is on the lower level. You will enjoy 3 full-size bathrooms, one with a jacuzzi, one with a shower and one with a shower/tub combination. There is a lot of wildlife at the lodge. It is not unusual to see raccoon, turkey and bald eagle and of course many deer, including the albino.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Loved everything about this place! We played several of the games, foosball, and attempted a puzzle(the two we wanted to do were missing pieces so we purchased two new ones and left them for others to enjoy). The fireplace made our time there feel cozy. We saw many deer on the hillside. We even saw the famous albino deer. That was a highlight for me. We even ventured out to a place called Bucknuckles located in Praag. Food was delicious and the staff was friendly and fun.
So peaceful and relaxing...exactly what we were looking for!
If you are looking for a place that is peaceful and that you can actually relax in, this is the place to go! We loved that we could watch albino deer and bald eagles from the deck. We also loved that we could sit by the fireplace and read a book! It was well stocked with kitchen amenities, towels, blankets, and even has a grill. Thank you so much for welcoming others to enjoy your lodge! We loved every minute of it!
Great cabin in the woods!!
First time staying at the cabin and it wont be the last! It's a beautiful cabin, very clean and secluded in the woods! Nice area to explore! We were able to see the albino deer a few times, it was cool! The owners are nice people. I recommend staying here, really nice cabin!! Two thumps up!!
Modern cabin in a wonderful location. We enjoyed our stay.
We really enjoyed our stay. The lodge was lovely and it's in such a beautiful area. It was well stocked, convenient, lots of extras, and we especially appreciated the AC over a warm weekend. One evening we enjoyed sitting on our deck watching deer playing in the field across the road. We also got to see the albino deer! I would highly recommend a stay here.
Merrick and Perrot State Park
Vino Over the Valley (great views with Itallian menu)
Suncrest Gardens Farm (wood fired pizza - on farm eating experience)
"Must See" Buena Vista Park
Elmer's Auto and Toy Museum
Arcadia Swimming Pool
Friday Night Auto Racing
Golden Frog Saloon and Supper Club
North End Pub and Grill
Ashley Furniture Outlet Store
Nelson Cheese Factory